Start Date

17-6-2017 9:00 AM

End Date

17-6-2017 9:35 AM

Description

Our time is an era of transitions. This is also a time of turbulence as well as time of challenges. The challenges which threaten the economy, society and the environment are numerous, complex and interconnected. In spite of significant economic and social progress till date, high youth unemployment, social disparities and environmental degradations create challenges for all countries. These challenges threaten human security, dignity and social cohesion. Peace is fragile. Large number of people in this world still suffers from poverty, hunger and inequalities. Addressing such challenges needs integrated global developmental goals. Global goals require universal solidarity, international dialogue and an inter-sectoral, interdisciplinary approach as expressed in the commitment made at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015, ‘Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’. Therefore, UN has adopted Sustainable Development Goals, a new vision for people, the planet, prosperity, peace and partnership. The 2030 agenda has a specific goal on the importance of Partnership and Networking to fulfill the goals of SDG. UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre (UNESCO-UNEVOC) is UNESCO’s specialized centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and acts as the hub of the UNEVOC Network. The UNEVOC Network is a network of leading TVET Institutions in UNESCO’s Member States. It acts as a platform for UNESCO to pursue its integrated approach to further mainstream South-South and North-South-South cooperation in TVET. This presentation argues that future challenges in TVET call upon robust partnership building and cooperation that supports development of TVET policies and strategies, knowledge sharing and capacity building among VPET Institution globally and particularly in the Asia & Pacific region. In this dynamic and challenging context, peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and networking between and among TVET stakeholders enhance opportunities, co-development of solutions and pooling of technical and financial resources. Peer networking and policy learning, not policy borrowing, complement efforts to perform necessary benchmarking and monitoring at the global level. This helps in overcoming the limitation of a conventional donor-recipient model. Experience sharing and exchange between and among systems from across a broad spectrum of economic, social and technical capacities and resources (e.g. high income, middle income, and low income) signify a new relationship and become strategic resources in the development agenda. Transformative future calls upon transformative cooperation that supports capacity building, policy learning, resource sharing and optimization to contribute in the overall SDG goals. We firmly believe that partnership and networking is a strategic resource in SDG era.

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Jun 17th, 9:00 AM Jun 17th, 9:35 AM

Keynote speech: Partnership and Collaboration among VPET institutions in Asia Pacific region

Our time is an era of transitions. This is also a time of turbulence as well as time of challenges. The challenges which threaten the economy, society and the environment are numerous, complex and interconnected. In spite of significant economic and social progress till date, high youth unemployment, social disparities and environmental degradations create challenges for all countries. These challenges threaten human security, dignity and social cohesion. Peace is fragile. Large number of people in this world still suffers from poverty, hunger and inequalities. Addressing such challenges needs integrated global developmental goals. Global goals require universal solidarity, international dialogue and an inter-sectoral, interdisciplinary approach as expressed in the commitment made at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015, ‘Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’. Therefore, UN has adopted Sustainable Development Goals, a new vision for people, the planet, prosperity, peace and partnership. The 2030 agenda has a specific goal on the importance of Partnership and Networking to fulfill the goals of SDG. UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre (UNESCO-UNEVOC) is UNESCO’s specialized centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and acts as the hub of the UNEVOC Network. The UNEVOC Network is a network of leading TVET Institutions in UNESCO’s Member States. It acts as a platform for UNESCO to pursue its integrated approach to further mainstream South-South and North-South-South cooperation in TVET. This presentation argues that future challenges in TVET call upon robust partnership building and cooperation that supports development of TVET policies and strategies, knowledge sharing and capacity building among VPET Institution globally and particularly in the Asia & Pacific region. In this dynamic and challenging context, peer-to-peer knowledge sharing and networking between and among TVET stakeholders enhance opportunities, co-development of solutions and pooling of technical and financial resources. Peer networking and policy learning, not policy borrowing, complement efforts to perform necessary benchmarking and monitoring at the global level. This helps in overcoming the limitation of a conventional donor-recipient model. Experience sharing and exchange between and among systems from across a broad spectrum of economic, social and technical capacities and resources (e.g. high income, middle income, and low income) signify a new relationship and become strategic resources in the development agenda. Transformative future calls upon transformative cooperation that supports capacity building, policy learning, resource sharing and optimization to contribute in the overall SDG goals. We firmly believe that partnership and networking is a strategic resource in SDG era.